Going to the heart of the art is key to mathematics.Yes, a picture can be a powerful pedagogical tool. This issue of At Right Angles celebrates the art of the matter. The cover image by Avita Chauhan of the Azim Premji Foundation sparked some thought on how mathematics is so much about going to the heart of the matter. Read how we generated her image using GeoGebra and then transformed it to a completely new work of art. Art and Math find a new meeting place at the Foundation!, Anot...read more
Children Doing Math is the theme of the November issue of At Right Angles and we would encourage you to read it from cover to cover! We have reason to celebrate- with three articles written by children based on investigations done by them. We look forward to featuring more such articles by our young readers and we are truly satisfied that we have stayed true to our vision and provided them with a platform on which they can write about their findings.This issue of At the Right Angles celebrat...read more
Many of you would have found the July 2016 issue of At Right Angles on your tables on the morning of July 19. Our cover this time focuses on women who have broken the class ceiling - we have an account of Jill Adler, a South African mathematics researcher and her work in the field of math pedagogy, written by Ravi Subramaniam of HBCSE who knows her work well. And we also have a review of Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets. Jo Boaler is a British education author, and is Pro...read more
Symmetry, infinity & triangles are the chief ingredients that will keep you engaged in 2016's first issue of At Right Angles. By the way, the year 2016 itself is a triangular number. We are continuing with the Desmos-based activity & of course the recurring theme at AtRiA, nay mathematics itself 'How to Prove It'. Also find in the pages, the review of professor Ian Stewart's book 'Taming the Infinite'. And as a finishing touch, this issue's Pullout section addresses Word Problems, a h...read more
Two themes dominate this issue of AtRiA: Archimedes & Magic Squares - an unlikely combination! Both are exceedingly rich topics to write about, with histories that go far back in time. Who can't be both charmed and thrilled by the story of Archimedes?
A popular mathematics magazine seems to be a paradoxical phrase, but here is our tenth issue and with a growing subscriber list, we seem to be both popular and mathematical! This issue is all about paradoxes. We also have Morley’s Miracle Part III and some stunning insights into the appearances of the 3‐4‐5 triangle, an article on Tests for Divisibility by Powers of 2, an article on Prime Generation. Check out the continuation of Low Floor, High Ceiling activity series, and the ever enchantin...read more
The lead feature in the March 2015 issue of AtRiA is based on the theme Proof Without Words. In the Review section, Mark Kleiner discusses Edward Frenkel's Love and Math - the Heart of Hidden Reality. Thomas Lingefjard, in his article Learning Math with a DGE system, addresses a pressing need of teachers using technology in the classroom. This issue features a new author Ali Hussen whose article weaves in algebra, geometry and arithmetic. It also introduces a new series on Low Floor High Ceil...read more
AtRiA's November issue celebrates the 900th anniversary of Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya II and takes you on a walk down the history of mathematics. You'll also find articles on portfolio assessment, ciphers, and quadrilaterals, among others. The pullout in this issue is focussed on Geometry.
From tessellations and a theorem in plane geometry to Desmos, an online math application, puzzles and Pentominoes, this issue of AtRiA brings to you a range of mathematical topics. Division is the topic focussed on in the pullout.
Visual riches dominate this issue. Haneet Gandhi talks about Tessellations and the principles they derive from, and also the cultural and historical background in which they are anchored, for example, Islamic art and architecture. Punya Misra and Gaurav Bhatnagar continue their series on the pattern-filled world of Ambigrams and symmetry. The Classroom section has plenty on offer too with a puzzle and articles on assessment, approximations and decimals. In the Tech Space section, Jonaki Ghosh...read more
This issue has plenty of material on prime numbers, and the cover depicts, amidst a generous sprinkling of primes, the famous Greek mathematician Eratosthenes who made important contributions to Mathematics and Geography. Art and Mathematics section features some incredible ambigrams by Punya Misra and Gaurav Bhatnagar and the math behind them. A Teacher’s Diary on Classroom Assessment which is a joint effort of the A&P and IAA teams and is an attempt to translate the vision of CCE into p...read more
We featured in this issue one of the great characters of twentieth century mathematics: Paul Erdős. This was appropriate as 2013 is the centenary year of his birth. Next, there was an article on the derivation of Brahmagupta’s formula for area of a cyclic quadrilateral via the use of Heron’s formula. In ‘Classroom’ we had an essay on Angles which explores some pitfalls that can waylay the learner. In Math Club we had a piece on the combinatorics of Braille.
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